My daughter was diagnosed initially with Alopecia Areata. Then one month later was completely bald. We have seen dermatologists in the same practice who tell us conflicting things and another one at a different practice that suggests different treatments. I really believe it was caused by her prozac which she has been on for years but about 2 1/2 months before she started losing her hair the dose was increased. She is now off prozac and now on luvox. Kenelog injections into scalp dissoved fat in scalp and no longer being performed, she was prescribed mens rogain twice a day and latise for her scalp until the lead derm told her not to use latise as it isnt a recommended treatment. And suggested kenelog IM amd metrotrexate v.s. zeljanz. Our family doctor ran labs and all came back ok including thyroid. He is reluctant to encourage using the recommended tx by her dermatologist because of potential side effects in such a young girl that hasn't even gone through puberty yet. Instead he is recommending she see a pediatric endocrinologist. I know you can't give advise but can you please direct me to any valid studies that would give insight into what an appropriate treatment would be? We live in a rural town with limited resources so we are desperate for expert advise and guidance. Thank you!!!
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